Lambades – The Greek Easter Candles

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It is that time of the year again. Greek godparents (νονός, νονά) visit their godchildren and bring them their Easter candles (lambades, λαμπάδες) which are lit on the midnight Holy Saturday service. They also bring presents or clothes and a chocolate Easter egg.

Photo By Zayianna

Photo By Zayianna

The pieces that adorn the candles may also be used for the child’s room later on. Some candles are decorated with toys, hair-clips or jewellery. There is a huge selection of lambades on the internet and in every corner in the world where Greeks live.

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